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Do you have a handle on your digital footprint?

Information

It might seem obvious, but sometimes we just need to be reminded of how much information we give away without thinking about it.

Wirecard helps Austrian Federal Railways go digital

♫ I want candy ♫

Austrian commuters with a sweet tooth may be able to save some money on their next train or bus fare thanks to Wirecard’s new digital voucher platform and a partnership between Austrian Federal Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen, ÖBB) and Toffifee candymaker Storck.

Dubai International Financial Centre calls for fintech start-ups

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is seeking applications for its FinTech Hive at DIFC accelerator programme. The 12-week programme is designed to help early and growth-stage firms accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to financial institution executives. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to develop, test and modify their innovations in collaboration […]

Virtual cards could displace cheques in the travel market

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With the B2B virtual card market estimated at more than $95 billion in gross spending in 2016, payment providers would do well to target the travel sector, which represents the largest single vertical volume of that spending, according to Mercator Advisory Group.

70% of jobs in developing markets under threat from AI – report

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A new report from the International Bar Association has outlined the risks and rewards of artificial intelligence (AI), which while bordering on scaremongering also makes some good points.

How is insurtech going to keep up with the pace of fintech?

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In an interview with Lisa Moyle, portfolio director of InsurTech Rising, we dive into the importance of partnerships and investments with insurtechs.

Cognizant plans: layoffs, automation, investment in digital and M&A

Someone gotta go...

Cognizant, a global provider of digital, technology, consulting and operations services, is to get rid of up to 4% of its workforce, it is understood. It is also keen on increasing automation, investment in digital and M&A.

Monitise and MasterCard launch Finkit partner programme

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UK-based payments vendor Monitise has launched its Finkit partner programme with founding partner MasterCard to speed up collaboration in banking and payments. For the “first time”, the founding partners – which also include BehavioSec, Currencycloud, Envestnet | Yodlee, Experian, Fastacash, FICO, HID, iGeolise, LivePerson, Mypinpad, Syniverse and WorldFirst – have agreed to make their capabilities […]

Banks warned: digitise or die …

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Retail banks often claim that customer service is their primary focus, but 75% of banks believe they haven’t concentrated efforts on improving it. Instead, annual reports focus on the financial results. Whether these two stories can become one remains to be seen, according to a new whitepaper by bank technology vendor Misys.

Banks should know their customers’ digital skills says new report

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As consumer adoption of mobile devices and social media increases, banks can’t really rely on standard details such as income, age and geography to serve customers better than their competitors, according to a new report by payments company TSYS and software firm FICO. Instead, they may need to recognise the different kinds of customers based on how they interact with digital technology and tailor their services accordingly.

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